We heard of the fairy floss desserts and the fairy floss that would seep out from our drink from other friends so we decided to give this place a visit despite the distance from our home to this place (around 45 mins, considering we live in the south west).
It was busy when we arrived at about 11am, but we didn’t have too wait for that long. We got a seat within 5 minutes which was good. It’s quite spacious as you’ve got the outside seating area which sits on the decks and then the indoor seating area which caters for more people than the outside does.
The 2 which attracted us most from the menu was the Steak Panini and the Pan Fried Gnocchi. I have to say, when the meal came out, we were actually quite happy in terms of the presentation and the proportions.
Steak Panini: caramelised onion, chilli jam, aioli, baby leaves and steak house chips :
I was extremely impressed with the gnocchi as I haven’t had many great ones. The amount of chorizo and tomatoes definitely balanced out the gnocchi as too much of the gnocchi’s would’ve been too dry for the taste buds.
Pan Fried Gnocchi, Chorizo, King Prawns, Parmesan, Cherry Tomatoes, Basil & Tomato Sugo :
We couldn’t just dine at this cafe without ordering the fairy floss items! So we ordered the milk shake and for the dessert, the smashed pavlova. The drink was surprisingly really good, with not too much rose water. It was pretty well-balanced for a drink looking like this! The amount of fairy floss in this along with the strawberry hanging from the side of the glass was perfect. I’d say though, 1 milkshake between 2 was good enough. I’m glad I didn’t order 1 milk shake for each person cause that would’ve definitely been too much.
Rosewater , strawberry & vanilla milkshake . Topped with Turkish rosewater fairy floss :
The most attractive item on the dessert list definitely had to be the Turkish Delight Smashed Pavlova, 1) for it’s addition of the fairy floss and 2) our curiosity in this deconstruction. I do have to say, this dish did indeed remind me of Christopher The’s Watermelon cake from Black Star Pastry because of elements such as the strawberries, watermelon, the cream, the pistachio and the rosewater syrup. But what was interesting with this dessert is the fact that it worked well with a smash pavlova and turkish delight. And who could forget, the fairy floss placed on the top. My only point about this is that there wasn’t enough ice cream to balance out the sweetness of the pavlova and the fairy floss. So when we finished through the ice-cream, the rest of the process of eating this did get a bit dry. Other than that, it was quite enjoying, and was indeed a very well presented dessert. Unless you’re a massive dessert fan and usually have no problems digesting a huge dessert dish, this smashed pavlova would be perfect for sharing between 2-3 people.
Turkish Delight Smashed Pavlova (fresh strawberries and watermelon, cream, ice cream, crushed pistachio & rosewater syrup; $12.90 + $2 ice-cream) :